Friday, August 20, 2010

It Is Inevitable


The hummingbirds are regular visitors to the feeders these days and the goldfinch are raiding the seeds from the fading zinnias.  I saw a dozen geese in the finger of the creek just yesterday.  Rains are now coming with greater regularity.  It appears that voluptuous lady with the hot wet kisses and the heavy fragrant perfume will soon be packing her silk butterflies and gossamer webs into that old trunk.  She will be heading on down the highway once again as she does every time this year.  Just when you feel she has overstayed her welcome and you are tired of sweating all the time, you get that impulse to want to hold on tight to her chubby hands with the well-polished nails for just another week or so.  

14 comments:

NanU said...

I never get tired of summer. Should move to the tropics, I guess!

Leah J. Utas said...

Without the changes we wouldn't appreciate what we've got.

Brian Miller said...

but the cool lady fall is right around the corner in her dress of beautiful colors...smiles.

Celia said...

Lovely observation, we saw the vine maples beginning to dress in red in the mountain pass last weekend.

Bossy Betty said...

I would like the lady to stay for a bit longer, please.

sheri said...

oh tabor, this was so well written! what an awesome reminder for those of us who can't wait for autumn, somehow forgetting that old man winter is right on her heels!

deb said...

love how you spun this!

and I'm not ready for fall which too quickly becomes winter...

Dave King said...

How lovely! You're so lucky, but thanks for letting us in on it.

Angie said...

As Hal Borland says, August is Summer cutting out her Autumn costume. :) This morning is so refreshing, being only 70 deg. I for one will be glad to see Summer dragging the train of her gown out the door! :D

Scarlet Ily said...

Your summer/nature photos are beautiful, but then again so are the ever-changing colors of fall. I miss the four seasons. We just get humidity and a little winter breeze every now and then from Dec - Feb. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Lovely! Hummers are some of my fav things. (Got a tiny permanent one on my left ankle.) :)

Holyoke Home said...

Saw autumn GOURDS at the farm share this week and wanted to weep.

Fragrant Liar said...

Go away, voluptuous lady, go away!

Pauline said...

this is the most delightful description of summer I've ever read!